You know a painting has truly become part of a new home when all the members of the family come to appreciate it. Well, the horses, dogs and birds may not have an opinion about my Bed of Ghosts as of yet but Zinky clearly has good taste. Thanks for sharing Audrey!
Marie Cameron with her painting, Bed of Ghosts
Bed of Ghosts, found it’s way to a new home in the Santa Cruz Mountains this weekend – a surprise birthday present from husband to wife! It’s always exciting to me when a painting finds the perfect place it’s supposed to be. I’ll miss these little fawns but look forward to continuing to work with this theme: the startling glimpse of the surreal and vulnerable white in the dark and dormant woods – a ghost deer or an albino redwood, they both make for a haunting image. The albino deer make for such easy targets in the wild sadly, and if the internet is any judge, a desirable trophy for certain hunters (the one that I was lucky enough to see in the Sierras lived in a gated community). I hear there are albino redwoods nearby and I’d love to see them too although the conservationists are understandably guarding their locations closely. I will continue to paint their improbable beauty from a distance.